Full Course Description
Sue Johnson’s Emotion-Focused Individual Therapy Master Class: Experience the Healing Power of EFIT for Attachment Trauma
- Categorize the key elements of the EFIT model.
- Analyze the nature of the therapeutic alliance in this model.
- Demonstrate the 5 Moves of the EFIT TANGO.
- Perform the experiential micro interventions used in EFIT.
- Evaluate key moments in a session where the therapist shapes core corrective experiences and argue the impact of these moments on sense of self.
- Analyze how an EFIT session flows and gains momentum based on key decisions made by the therapist.
- Differentiate the stages of the EFIT model.
Introduction to Emotion Focused Individual Therapy
- Key concepts in EFIT conceptualization
- The strengths of EFIT
- Theoretical foundations and the importance of attachment
- The role of the therapist
- Introduction the EFT Tango: How dance plays a pivotal role in treatment
- Goals of EFIT
- The stages of EFIT
- The 5 moves of the EFT Tango
- Macro and Micro Interventions
Module 1: Session 1 with Allison
- Introduction to the client
- Recognizing and decoding emotional handles
- Experiential assessment in action
- The interplay of Moves 1, 2 and 3: How to know which move to use and when
- Establishing a Safe Haven and why this is a vital component of treatment
- Pacing of EFT: connecting to emotion from the first session
- The importance of connecting the client with a sense of self-worth
- Rolling with resistance
- Gauging the window of tolerance
Module 2: Session 6 with Allison
- How therapists can use tone, pace and language to engage the client
- How to help your clients move into painful emotions without overwhelming them: Using emotional handles and the therapists’ empathic experience to guide them
- The interplay of Moves 3, 4 and 5: How to know which move to use and when
- Trusting in and relying on the model in times of uncertainty
- The importance of Core Corrective Experiences
- Using experiential interventions to reshape intrapsychic experience
- How to tune into your client during interventions so that you can keep them within their window of tolerance
- Resourcing- Helping your client to connected whether they have a secure attachment figure or not
Module 3: Session 11 with Allison
- Identifying and working with core affect
- What is “emotional music” and how can you use it to facilitate progress in treatment
- Working through core corrective emotional experiences
- How to help integrate the child and adult self
- Processing the grief of trauma
- What is a “proxy voice” and how to know exactly when to use it in season
- Beginning of stage 2- moving into vulnerability
- Using summarizing in session
- How to change your clients emotional music
- Moving through Stage 2 with reconsolidation
- Making lasting change with EFIT
- Addiction counselors
- Marriage and Family Therapists
- Social Workers
Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) for Healing Attachment Wounds
Take your practice to a new level with Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) created by Dr. Sue Johnson! Guided by attachment science and over three decades of research in EFT with couples, now learn to harness the power of emotion to move your individual clients to a place of safety.
Join Leanne Campbell as she shares Sue Johnson's clinical roadmap based on hundreds of studies – on human attachment, on emotion, and on the effectiveness of EFT/EFIT interventions...interventions of gripping emotional depth and effectiveness.
Learn a three-stage process –
- Stabilization leading to symptom reduction, more emotional balance
- Restructuring of models of self and other, the expansion and growth of a new sense of self
- Consolidation - integrating changes into a new vision for life and an ever-stronger sense of self and relationships
EFIT taps into the primary vulnerabilities and needs of all clients, linking the therapist to what is universal – the basic structure of how we experience life, while respecting and honoring each individual as unique and entitled to empathy and responsiveness.
- Evaluate the EFIT model as a secure base for effective therapy with individual clients.
- Implement evidence-based stages to increase closeness, safe attachment, and connection.
- Develop client interactions that expand the client’s sense of self and open engagement with others.
- Determine how working with emotion as a key change agent will help clients move toward secure attachment.
- Employ the basic structure of emotion, as well as how we change models of self and others
- Utilize the empirically validated EFIT “roadmap” to guide clients through their vulnerability and motivation to a clear picture of stability and growth
- Validate the client’s sense of competence and worth in every session
- Limitations, risks, and areas for further research
- Mental Health Professionals
Essential EFIT Assessment Training: A Proven, Novel Attachment Focused Assessment Method
Don’t miss this essential training from Dr. Leanne Campbell, long term collaborator with Dr. Sue Johnson on performing an Assessment formulated for working with both Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT).
In this video, Dr. Campbell briefly discusses the Emotionally Focused Therapy model before she dives into the assessment of EFT, how to use it when working with clients, key elements to keep in mind while working with clients and she concludes with a discussion of treatment plans.
- Perform the 3 step process of EFIT.
- Utilize the EFT tango during EFIT sessions.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the EFIT treatment plan.
- Attachment in context and Risk and Resilience
- The Attachment perspective on health and distress
- Understanding emotional disorders and the impact of trauma through an attachment lens
- Tuning in and finding focus in EFT
- The C.A.R.E model and its application in EFT
- Case Conceptualization and Treatment Planning
- Social Workers
- Marriage & Family Therapists
- Addiction Counselors
- Case Managers
- Mental Health Professionals